The Street Kids

byPier Paolo PasoliniTranslated byAnn Goldstein

September 9, 2016|
The Street Kids by Pier Paolo Pasolini
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The provocative" novel about hard-living teenagers in poverty-stricken postwar Rome, by the renowned Italian filmmaker ( The New York Times ). Set during the post-World War II years in the Rome of the borgate - outlying neighborhoods beset by poverty and deprivation - The Street Kids tells the story of a group of adolescents belonging to the urban underclass. Living hand-to-mouth, Riccetto and his friends eke out an existence doing odd jobs, committing petty crimes, and prostituting themselves. Rooted in the neorealist movement of the 1950s, The Street Kids is a tender, heart-rending tribute to an entire social class in danger of being forgotten. Heavily censored and criticized, lambasted by much of the general public upon its publication, The Street Kids nevertheless had a force and vitality that eventually led to its being considered a masterpiece. This new translation comes from Ann Goldstein, the acclaimed translator of Elena Ferrante''s Neapolitan novels. "
Pier Paolo Pasoliniwas born in 1922. He was an Italian film director, poet, writer, and intellectual. Throughout his life he exhibited extraordinary cultural versatility and became a highly controversial figure in the process. While his work remains controversial, since his death in 1975, Pasolini has come to be seen as a visionary thi...
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Title:The Street KidsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.3 X 5.4 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.3 X 5.4 X 0.7 inPublished:September 9, 2016Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609453085

ISBN - 13:9781609453084

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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